Children’s Activities

Families with children will find a variety of activities for kids at this year’s festival. Find arts and crafts for budding artists, interactive experiments for future scientists, stories about legends from Poland, and much more!

Fox_in_Tatra_Mountains_webDrawing Contest for Kids

We invite all kids ages 2 through 14 to enter our 2015 regional theme drawing contest! This year the festival will showcase the unique culture of Polish Highlanders (“Górale” in Polish) and the splendor of the Polish Tatra Mountains, famous for its rugged peaks, climbing, hiking and winter sports. The goal of the contest is to familiarize children with Poland and Polish culture. We strongly encourage all participating kids to research the Internet and library for inspiration and information.

Are there prizes? Yes! There will be winners for each category and a grand prize winner.

  • 2-5 years: Outdoor photo session
  • 6-9 years: $50 gift certificate for Paint the Town pottery in University Village
  • 10-14 years: $80 rock climbing gift certificate at Seattle Bouldering Project
  • Grand Prize: $100.00

Winners for each age category will be announced during the Polish Festival Seattle on July 11, 2015, where all of the artwork will be displayed.

Who is eligible? Artwork can be submitted by kids 2-14 years old. There will be three different age categories: 2-5 years, 6-9 years, and 10-14.

When is the artwork due? Artwork should be mailed or dropped off at the Polish Home in Seattle by June 30, 2015. Images will be posted on the festival’s Facebook page weekly where online voting will happen until July 6. There will also be an overall winner voted by a panel of judges.

Is there a form? Yes! You can download a form here. You can also pick one up at the Polish Home. Additional details and information can be found on the back of the entry form. PFS_ KidsDrawingContest2015

Maria-Sklodowska-Curie_X-ray-woman_vertical_webX-Ray Woman: Maria Sklodowska Curie

Come and learn how to decode X-rays, measure the half-life of Twizzlers and a radioactive element M&Mium! Learn stories about Manya, the girl who grew up to be Madame Curie. Wearing dresses like from her century, we will recreate experiments she taught kids at her home school. Presented by Witty Scientists.


Listen to our storyteller sharing classic Polish legends and other stories.

Films: Bolek and Lolek

Bolek i Lolek are classic Polish children’s cartoons about two young brothers and their fun and sometimes silly adventures. First appearing in 1962, the series has no spoken dialogue and was popular in many countries.